CeeLo Green apologises to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion: “I would never disrespect them”

Green said in a recent interview that the rappers were "doing salacious gesturing to kinda get into position"

CeeLo Green has apologised after he appeared to criticise Cardi B and Megan The Stallion, saying that there should be “a time and a place for adult content” in music videos.

In a recent interview, Green said that “a lot of music today is very unfortunate and disappointing on a personal and moral level,” adding that he believes artists like Nicki Minaj to be “desperate”.

Going on to address Cardi and Megan specifically, he added: “Attention is also a drug and competition is around. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, they are all more or less doing similar salacious gesturing to kinda get into position.

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“I get it, the independent woman and being in control, the divine femininity and sexual expression. I get it all but it comes at what cost?”

Green has now shared a new statement on Twitter, claiming that his quotes were taken out of context. “There seems to be a misunderstanding with a quote taken from an interview I did a few days ago while promoting my new project,” he wrote today (August 12).

“Firstly, I’m an advocate of artistic freedom and expression as well as a fan of Nicki, Cardi and Megan [sic]. I know most of them personally and consider Cardi & Offset family.

“Therefore, I would never disrespect them by any means. I acknowledge them all as powerful, beautiful and influential women… and professionals. I wholeheartedly apologise to each of them for the inconvenience they have been caused due to a snippet of my interview being used as a headline, and in turn creating controversy and disconnect between me and these ladies as well as their fans.”

He added: “Know that I support everyone who is part of our community & culture. Always have and always will! Much love to all the female artists who are running the game and handling their businesses.”

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Green’s comments arrived after Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B teamed up last week to release new single ‘WAP’.

Reviewing the song, NME wrote: “When you reach the heights of Cardi B, new names like Megan Thee Stallion are often on her tail. But with the level of candour on ‘WAP’, a bit of time off – and friendly competition – might have just reinvigorated her more.”

Cardi B recently discussed ‘cancel culture’, saying that she feels like she has “a target on my back, but it’s not because of my music”.

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